ARE WE, AUTHORS, ISLANDS?

ARE WE, AUTHORS, ISLANDS?

The old concept of the author far from the real world, surrounded by wonderful stories, voluntarily isolated to maximize his creativity. Very romantic. Yes sure. In the nineteen century.

The author had evolved and now is in front of his computer, tipping while receiving a notification in the task bar of a new email of Amazon KDP on the top of the inbox. “Good! The payment of the royalties from last month arrived” In the browser, the twitter extension announces that one of his followers reply one of his tweets. His fingers stop. "I must see it". Then, remember that is writing an essay about the civil war. "Focus, focus".

And I am talking only of the virtual distractions. It’s hard to concentrate and feel inspired at home, with kids running around and a husband / wife demanding attention.

So, the concept of being an island is pretty attractive. I am sure that authors from two hundred years could hardly endure one single day of the routine of a writer in the XXI century.

The social media can be overwhelming but is also necessary. Actually, I believe that modern authors have additional skills, and in a few years we’ll develop an extra hand as a consequence of this process of evolution.

I am not talking literally, of course, but the pressure will be easy to manage while we used to this new world.


Reflections on 2015 for the auto published authors: The keyword is community

During the past six months I have learned a lot about self publishing. Actually, it was an unknown world for me. Besides entering this large community of writers, the dynamic is pretty impressive. Its growth can be perfectly touchable. Twitter has been the perfect showcase where publishers and authors have the opportunity to exhibit their works. It has been a revolution. The stereotypes changed 180 degrees. It has changed the way people read. The way people acquire books. The marketing possibilities are endless. I truly believe one hundred years from now, this particular part of history of the planet will be remarkable. A good moment for culture.  A good moment for anybody who want to express themselves through writing.

But the work ahead is comparable to climb a high mountain. The road is clear, however, we, the auto published authors still need to manage challenges in a big scale. The difference is we have resources and a growth community, helping to make it easier.

Thanks to all my followers for your support in 2014. I hope, sincerely, continuing this path in 2015, and you will be the first to know about the good news as soon as they happened.

The whole version of Luna Mar Spanish Edition has release date!

Since I consider my books as my children, I can say now my work is complete.

Luna Mar, first edition, was edited due to being  enrolled on an indie authors contest.  As part of the rules, “offensive” scenes to readers weren’t allowed.

But now the contest is ended and I can publish the whole version (Spanish Edition).  It will be available on Amazon.com on November the 1st.

I am really excited about all the process, and also satisfied. I am pretty sure that you will enjoy this edition, these scenes (4 more chapters) really  gives a necessary dimension to the romance between Brigitte and PJ.

To those asking me the date of the English Edition release, working on it, guys! I will tell you as soon as I have the right information, because there are several tentative dates on the table.

Challenges

Sometimes we must to push ourselves in order to get results. Doubts are in every steps on the way because… is nature human. Learning to manage it, is a challenge inside the challenge. But is very gratifying, when you make it, see the process and be a little proud of yourself. When I am writing, the sensation of being between two worlds, feeling trapped for the one of the story I am writing and at the same time aware to be surrounded by the real one. Is fascinating and demanding as well. Also is a bless to me.

News about

Hello, just a Little post to share the news!
The missing scenes edition will be available on November.
Still no have a date of release of the English Edition. But stay on! Working on it!
In my page, there is a entire section dedicate to books and the  categories I like more. Take a look here! I hope you can explore it and share your preferences and opinions here.
And remember, Be positive, be
alive!…

Ebola, A Nurse’s Perspective

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So a few months ago the country was enthralled with the idea of a few patients, infected with the Ebola virus, coming to the United States. Up until this point, we had been safe from Ebola due to the fact that bats can’t fly over the Atlantic. Some people were completely indifferent, while others had seen Outbreak one too many times. Most were a healthy mix, somewhere in between, but what bothered me the most was both the lack of education and the poor information that was spreading more virulently than the virus could ever hope to.

First, I want to stress that I am a nurse, not a virologist, and hopefully throughout my post you will see that I am not pretending to be one. I have a Bachelor’s in Nursing and am currently a graduate student. I have worked extensively with Infectious Disease Specialists. I have been exposed…

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